There was also a good, and very positive, story on the results of the event in 
the Canberra Times:

Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:27:49 +1000
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Women of Science Wikibomb event in Canberra,       
August 14

It gets better. This morning we have 104
articles in


so clearly more were finished (or tracked
down and added to the category) last night.





[] On Behalf Of Nick Dowling

Sent: Thursday, 14 August 2014
6:37 PM

To: Australian Wikimedians mailing

Subject: Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Women
of Science Wikibomb event in Canberra,
August 14


80+ new articles is a great achievement - congratulations
from me to everyone involved.




Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:09:47 +1000


Subject: Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Women of Science Wikibomb event in Canberra, 
August 14

Thanks to anyone who helped. Over 80 articles are known to
have been created but we are unsure of the output of many of the online
participants. We are trying to gather the articles into a hidden category




If you want to help tidy up any of them. Most participants
were new to Wikipedia editing so the articles aren't likely to confirm to the

Sent from my iPad

On 14 Aug 2014, at 3:55 am, "Kerry Raymond" <> wrote:

Wikibomb is on today (Thursday 14 August). I understand around 150 people are
registered for the event (either at the Academy of Science
or virtually); while they are probably all well-intentioned, many will be new
to Wikipedia editing. Your patience and friendly assistance is requested in
relation to the development of new articles and with linking to existing
articles. I will be at the event physically so say Hello if you are there too.


(Username: Kerry Raymond)


On Behalf Of Michael Billington

Sent: Tuesday, 29 July 2014 6:48

To: Wikimedia-au

Subject: [Wikimediaau-l] Women of
Science Wikibomb event in Canberra,August


Hi all,


Posting some information about a free event which may interest
Australian Wikimedians.


The Australian Academy of Science is running an editathon in Canberra on August 
14 to
boost the coverage of female Australian Scientists on Wikipedia. For those not
in Canberra,
there is the option to participate online as well.


It was covered in The Age on Sunday[1], and registrations close this


Whilst Wikimedia Australia
is looking at sending somebody as an official point of contact, I'd strongly
encourage experienced and new editors alike to get involved with this valuable




-Michael Billington

(Cross-posted to WP:AWNB for those not on the list)






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